Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment
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Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment
Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment (neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and bacitracin zinc) is a combination of antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. The brand name of this medication is discontinued, but generic versions may be available. Common side effects include stinging/burning of the eyes for 1 to 2 minutes or temporary blurred vision when this medication is applied.
Apply Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment every 3 or 4 hours for 7 to 10 days, depending on the severity of the infection. Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment may interact with other eye medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment (neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and bacitracin zinc) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.
Commonly, some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling or crusting, tearing, or sensitivity to light may occur.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment (Neomycin, Polymyxin and Bacitracin Zinc Ophthalmic Ointment) »
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Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat/eye/eyelid), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment (Neomycin, Polymyxin and Bacitracin Zinc Ophthalmic Ointment)»
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Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Adverse reactions have occurred with the anti-infective components of NEOSPORIN Ophthalmic Ointment. The exact incidence is not known. Reactions occurring most often are allergic sensitization reactions including itching, swelling, and conjunctival erythema (see WARNINGS). More serious hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, have been reported rarely.
Local irritation on instillation has also been reported.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Neosporin Ophthalmic Ointment (Neomycin, Polymyxin and Bacitracin Zinc Ophthalmic Ointment) »
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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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